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CU celebrates recognition as ‘Greatest Midwest Food Town’

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The Farmer Market outside the Illini Union displays its produce for all the Quad to see on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

By Marissa Plescia, Staff writer

September 7, 2017

On a college campus, “free food” is something that never fails to bring in crowds. Not only can students get free food this weekend, but from some of the area’s famous restaurants as the community celebrates their recent recognition in Midwest Living Magazine as the "Greatest Midwest Food Town...

Places to eat when cramming for an exam

Front of Fat Sandwich on East John Street on Sunday, Feb 28, 2016.

By Aaron Navarro, On-Air Editor

August 1, 2017

One of the biggest changes you may experience from jumping from high school to college is just how much time you will spend studying and doing homework. There is no more procrastinating until the last second for that exam you have the next morning. Your professor will probably let you know weeks in advance ...

Activities around campus when visiting your student

Illinois football will host seven home games in the fall

By Michael Gasick, Assistant sports editor

May 25, 2016

There are many activities for parents and students to do both on and off campus.

Red Herring: serving Vegan food for a purpose

Welcome Art at Red Herring.

By Emily Scott

April 14, 2015

On a warm April evening, Durl and Jan Kruse relaxed with their friends after they finished a Japanese-fusion meal at the Red Herring, Urbana’s first all-vegan restaurant. Jan showed off two loyalty cards covered in little red herring-shaped stamps.  “I’m saving this one for a friend,” she said.  ...

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

Arab student association to present annual “Layalina” to expose University to Arab culture

By Mara Shapiro

April 2, 2015

In order to expose students to Arab culture, the Arab Student Association will host a cultural night entitled “Layalina” on Thursday. Layalina, which means “Our Night,” is the RSO’s annual event that encompasses food, dancing, music and other performances. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the...

A new harvest for Strawberry Fields

Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods, stands in front of Strawberry Fields as its new owner.

By Lillian Barkley

January 28, 2015

Champaign-Urbana lost a community staple on Dec. 14, when health food store Strawberry Fields closed after 40 years of business. But, much like strawberry harvesting season itself, a new Strawberry Fields will be growing in its place around late April.  Mohammad Al-Heeti, owner of World Harvest Internatio...

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Lessons From The Soil at Native American House

Photos courtesy Beverly Smith. Students gather at the Native American House during its semester-long Chat 'n Chew presentation series last year. As part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’s Lunch on Us series, each presentation provides a free lunch and runs from noon to 1 p.m.

By Saher Khan

September 4, 2014

The earth often offers more than just food and sustenance to society. On Friday, it will also be giving people a history lesson at the Native American House during the Lessons From the Soil Chat ’N Chew.  Seven different units participate in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations’ lect...

Single seriving recipes: Meals in a mug

Microwave chilaquiles (above) and omelets (below) are some of the easy-to-make mug recipes college students can try out in their favorite coffee cup.

By Taylor Lucero

August 27, 2014

I have never successfully used an oven before. In fact, the first and only time I tried cooking a frozen pizza, I ended up getting sick. Because I am a self-proclaimed terrible cook, I usually end up getting fast food, but that quickly gets too expensive. That is why I turned to making meals in mugs....

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